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HPC Advisory Council Announces Global Conference Series for 2017

Today the HPC Advisory Council announced key dates for its 2017 international conference series in the USA and Switzerland. The conferences are designed to attract community-wide participation, industry leading sponsors and subject matter experts. “HPC is constantly evolving and reflects the driving force behind many medical, industrial and scientific breakthroughs using research that harnesses the power of HPC and yet, we’ve only scratched the surface with respect to exploiting the endless opportunities that HPC, modeling, and simulation present,” said Gilad Shainer, chairman of the HPC Advisory Council. “The HPCAC conference series presents a unique opportunity for the global HPC community to come together in an unprecedented fashion to share, collaborate, and innovate our way into the future.”

Panasas Celebrates 2016 Channel Momentum

“I think one of the things that resellers like about us is that we never take a reseller deal directly. As a channel-first company, we always drive as much business through channel as our customers allow,” said Philip Crocker, senior director of channel marketing and sales enablement at Panasas. “In addition, we have a high-quality yet low-certification entry cost to the program. We also allow 24 x 7 x 365 access to field sales engineers, are highly responsive to partners and have zero sales friction. Specifically, the Accelerate program is compensation-neutral for our sales representatives and distributors.”

IDC Names DDN a Global Leader in Object Storage

“DDN leads the market in large-scale object-based storage with individual customer installations of more than 500+ billion objects in production,” said Kurt Kuckein, director of product management, DDN. “DDN’s high-performance, massively scalable WOS object storage platform offers superior multi-site collaboration, big data archive capabilities and storage efficiencies that make it ideal for a wide range of use cases. In a year marked by rapid growth, new customers and new markets for DDN, we are excited to cap 2016 with IDC’s validation of our global leadership in object storage.”

MEGWARE Steps Up as BeeGFS Platinum Partner

“MEGWARE is building high quality BeeGFS turn-key solutions already since the first days of its release back in 2009. Over the years, we have seen an outstanding level of customer satisfaction and systems that regularly exceeded customer expectations in throughput, manageability and technical support. Thus, we are proud to have MEGWARE as the world’s first BeeGFS Platinum partner.“ says Sven Breuner, CEO of ThinkParQ, the company behind BeeGFS.

DDN Opens Synergy Innovations Lab for HPC

Today DDN announced that it has partnered with Synergy Solutions Management to offer organizations access to a first-of-its-kind facility in North America where users can plan, design and test video surveillance and high performance computing solutions and conduct training. The Synergy Innovations Lab, located near Vancouver, Canada, provides a fully-equipped testing lab that allows users to evaluate solutions within a mixed workload environment.

Big Lab Problems Solved with Spectrum Scale: Innovations for the Coral Program

Sven Oehme, Chief Research Strategist at IBM presented this talk at the DDN User Group. “Since 2007, DDN has sustained a highly strategic partnership with IBM to drive our mutual HPC technology vision to the next level. By leveraging a close working relationship with IBM, DDN provides the performance and capacity systems that help deliver IBM’s Spectrum Scale (formerly known as GPFS) into the most demanding environments.”

Call for Participation: MSST 2017 in Santa Clara

The International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST 2017) has issued its Call for Participation. The event takes place May 15-19, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. “MSST 2017 will dedicate five days to computer-storage technology, including a day of tutorials, two days of invited papers, two days of peer-reviewed research papers, and a vendor exposition.”

NCAR’s Evolving Infrastructure for Weather and Climate Research

Pamela Hill from NCAR/UCAR presented this talk at the DDN User Group at SC16. “With the game-changing SFA14K, NCAR now has the storage capacity and sustained compute performance to perform sophisticated modeling while substantially reducing workflow bottlenecks. As a result, the organization will be able to quickly process mixed I/O workloads while sharing up to 40 PBs of vital research data with a growing scientific community around the world.”

Supermicro Showcases Versatile HPC Solutions at SC16

In this video from SC16, Don Clegg from Supermicro describes the company’s broad range of HPC solutions. “Innovation is at the core of Supermicro product development and benefits the HPC community with first-to-market integration of advanced technology such as our 1U with four and 4U with eight Pascal P100 SXM2 GPUs or 4U with ten PCI-e GPU systems, hot-swap U.2 NVMe, upcoming fabric technologies like Red Rock Canyon and PCI-E switches, as well as new architecture designs like our new high-density BigTwin system design.”

Oakforest-PACS: Overview of the Fastest Supercomputer in Japan

Prof. Taisuke Boku from the University of Tsukuba & JCAHPC presented this talk at the DDN User Group at SC16. “Thanks to DDN’s IME Burst Buffer, researchers using Oakforest-PACS at the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC) are able to improve modeling of fundamental physical systems and advance understanding of requirements for Exascale-level systems architectures. With DDN’s advanced technology, JCAHPC has achieved effective I/O performance exceeding 1TB/s in writing tens of thousands of processes to the same file.”